Sunday, January 31, 2016

Reversible Grand Eyelets

Sample knit with worsted weight yarn on US Size 8 needles

Cast on a multiple of 4+4

Row 1: p2 *yo, p4tog; rep from *, end p2
Row 2: k2 *k1, (k1, p1, k1) into yo; rep from *, k2
Row 3: knit

Repeat these 3 rows for the pattern.

The edges are not neat, depending on how you plan to use the stitch you may want to add a border to neaten things up.

If you are beginning the pattern right from the cast on row, cast on loosely or work a row of plain knitting (loosely) so that the p4tog in Row 1 is easier to work.  Work Row 3 loosely also to make Row 1 easier.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine Lace

Sample knit with my hand dyed Merino Worsted on US Size 8 needles

Cast on a multiple of 12 + 1

Row 1: k1 *yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k1
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: purl
Row 3: k2 *yo, k4tog, yo, k3; end last repeat with k2
Row 5: k1 *k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2
Row 7: k1 *k2tog, yo, k7, yo, sl 1 k1, psso, k1
Row 9: k2tog, yo, k9, yo *sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k9, yo; end last repeat with sl 1, k1, psso
Row 10: purl

Repeat these 10 rows for the pattern.   Edges are sloppy and will tend to curl since this stitch is stockinette based; depending on how you plan to use the stitch, you may want to add a garter or seed stitch border to neaten things up.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Cyprus Edging

Top sample knit with silk lace weight; bottom knit with merino wool DK weight - both on US size 7 needles
Note: When slipping the first stitch on odd rows, hold the yarn in front of work and slip stitch purlwise.

Even though this is a 'lace' edging, don't be afraid to try it in weights other than lace.

Cast on 12 stitches

Setup - Knit 1 row plain

Row 1: sl, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, k1
Row 2: k4, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1
Row 3: sl, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, k2
Row 4: k7, yo, k2tog, k1
Row 5: sl, k4, yo, k2tog, k1, yo (2x), k2
Row 6: k3, p1, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1
Row 7: sl, k6, yo, k2tog, k4
Row 8: bind off 2 sts, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k1

Repeat rows 1-8 until edging is desired length.

Happy Knitting!